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Atmore Memorial FIS Slalom Race

Atmore Memorial FIS Slalom


40th Annual Atmore Memorial FIS Slalom

Michigan Tech USSA Central Division Mid Am Series

Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN

January 12-14, 2018


The Atmore Memorial is the premier FIS Slalom in the Central Division.  Over its 39-year history, the race has developed a reputation as a first class event and as a result every year draws racers from coast-to-coast – including multiple Olympians, US Ski Team and Team America members.  In addition, Spirit Mountain sits on the shore of Lake Superior, and the resulting high relative humidity and cold January temperatures typically make for bulletproof snow, giving racers farther back in the pack virtually the same conditions as those in the draw.

Lodging Recommendations:

Fitgers Inn – 218.722.8826 – on the Lake Walk in Duluth.  Ask for the Atmore Rate.  

Best Western Spirit Mountain – 218.628.0668 – closest to the ski hill



Please read the fact sheet to determine eligibility.  All USSA athletes must register through the USSA athlete management system at

Race Worker Volunteer:

While Team Duluth is proud to host the Atmore, we need a significant number of parent volunteers to put on this race.  Please use this link to Sign up to volunteer.  Any questions contact


A Note to Race Workers

We thank you for your willingness to volunteer your time and effort to make this race possible.

Daily Check In:  Please check in at the desk in the Bear Paw Chalet each morning you have signed up to work.  We will distribute Lunch Coupons, worker tickets and anything else you need to do your job.

Course Workers: Meet at the top of the race hill at 7:15 each morning. Course sets and while the race is running are crucial times to be on the course.

Gate Judges: Meet at the top of the race hill by the Gate Judge sign according to the schedule so we can distribute clipboards and get you in to position on time.

Other Race Workers: (hand timers, starter, results board, etc.). Please be in position 10 minutes prior to the forerunner time listed on the schedule.

Worker Lunches: Box lunches will be provided each day for race workers and coaches.  You will get a coupon each day (Workers when you check in, Coaches at the TCM) that you can exchange for a lunch in the race office.


The Atmore Story

The Atmore Memorial Trophy is named in memory of Dr. William Atmore and his son Mark Atmore.   Dr. Atmore was one of the original founders of the Duluth/Superior Alpine Club and also a past president.  He served for many years as a member of the National Ski Patrol and medical advisor to the Mont Du Lac Ski Patrol, and to the Central Division of the Western Region of the National Ski Patrol.  His devotion and commitment of energy to skiing were unexcelled to a point that it could only be understood and truly appreciated by another skier.  Mark represented the Duluth/Superior Alpine Club in regional and Divisional USSA races.  He received the first letter ever given for skiing at Marshall High School (then Cathedral) and was later to become the Hilltopper Ski Coach.  He later was a member of the Spirit Mtn Ski Patrol.  The dedication of this race to Dr. William Atmore and Mark is a tribute proudly presented by the Atmore family to ensure that their unselfish devotion to skiing and ski racing will always be remembered.